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Call For Candidates 2015-2016

Are you keen to get more involved in ACCA? This is your opportunity…

The positions of ACCA Board Secretary and Young ACCA Group chair have become vacant recently. In addition, the ACCA Young Group members will be renewed. For this reason, ACCA opens a call for candidates for the renewal of 4 positions.

POSITIONS OPEN– 1 Year Mandate (October 2015 - October 2016)

  • ACCA Secretary ( ACCA executive board member)
  • Chairperson ( ACCA board member)
  • Committee members (2 positions)

Discover the ACCA structure

Read the ACCA constitution

Responsibilities of Secretary (ACCA Executive board member)

The secretary is part of ACCA Executive Board and provides support to President and President-Elect for organisational matters and may have additional responsibilities assigned by the President.

  • Maintenance of record of activities (writing and validation of minutes)
  • Keeps track of issues to be discussed at meetings, and ensures follow-up
  • Manages assignments (scientific or administrative) given by the president

Responsibility of YOUNG ACCA Chair (ACCA Board member)

The committee chair is responsible for setting objectives, proposing activities and operational plan aligned with the mission and the strategy of the association. He is responsible for meeting the objectives and ensuring delivery of the initiatives of the committee.

  • He acts as a link between the ACCA Board and the committee members
  • He manages assignments given by the President
  • He reports on his/her committee activity at each ACCA Board meeting.

Responsibilities of committee members

  • To actively participate in committee meetings and calls
  • To contribute and invest time/effort in committee initiatives
  • To deliver the tasks assigned by committee Chair on time
  • Candidates must deliver with enthusiasm what the Board expects and to be prepared to work as a team.

Who can apply? 

Healthcare professional with an interest in acute cardiovascular care and or intensive care who has subscribed for ACCA membership 2015.

A candidate can apply to only one position.


  • ESC Members countries
  • ACCA paying member
  • Board members who step out can re-enter the Board after a period of four (4) years (two election terms)


  • ESC Members countries
  • ACCA paying member
  • Under 35 Years or in training 

ACCA YOUNG committee members

  • ESC Members countries
  • ESC Affiliated members countries
  • ACCA paying member
  • Under 35 Years or in training


Not yet a 2015 member? Don’t forget to renew.

Who can vote?

ACCA 2015 paying members with minimum 6 month of ACCA previous membership (before 28/03/2015)


  • 21 August - 18 September: Call for candidates
  • 21 - 24 September: Candidacies reviewed by the ACCA board and ACCA Nominating committee for Secretary position
  • 28 September  - 12 October : Voting
  • 19 October: Results announcement at ACCA General Assembly in Vienna


Candidates must use the ACCA CV template

Download CV template

Candidates must fill-in the eform


All candidacies will be reviewed by the board and Nominating committee. A short list will be presented to the association members for online voting.

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